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Emotional Sasikala asks AIADMK leaders to continue working for social welfare; Jayalalithaa's niece joins politics and OPS camp | Day highlights

The High-pitched Drama For Tamil Nadu Chief Ministership Intensified On Tuesday As Supreme Court Sentenced The Ruling Party AIADMK’s First Choice Sasikala To Four-year Of Imprisonment In 20-year-old Disproportionate Assets Case, Clearing The Path For O Panneerselvam To Assume Office.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 15 Feb 2017, 12:06:24 AM
Emotional Sasikala asks AIADMK leaders to continue working for social welfare; Jayalalithaa's niece joins politics and OPS camp  (ANI Image)

New Delhi:

The high-pitched drama for Tamil Nadu chief ministership intensified on Tuesday as Supreme Court sentenced the ruling party AIADMK’s first choice Sasikala to four-year of imprisonment in 20-year-old disproportionate assets case, clearing the path for O Panneerselvam to assume office.

But the OPS vs Chinnamma saga did not end there. At one hand Sasikala has refused to let the power go and has appointed a proxy for the chief ministership in her absence, Panneerselvam has trained all guns to stop that from happening. 

Panneerselvam made a fervent appeal to ‘people’ to go with a conscience to continue Amma Jayalalithaa’s legacy, while Chinnamma expelled him and 10 other senior leaders, who supported him, from the party. 

Her loyalist Edappady K Palaniswami was elected the Legislature Party Leader.

As it happened:


Have only one wish that you (AIADMK workers) work for ppl's welfare; You must continue with your work sans fear; Please don't cry: Sasikala


Will make sure that the path left behind (by Amma) will be followed by the right people: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar


Sasikala reaches Poes Garden


Sasikala heading to the place she deserves to be: Deepa Jayalalithaa's Neice addressing media


- I feel so satisfied that despite facing troubles, MLAs are supporting me: Sasikala

I’m sure we’ll get the invitation as soon as possible as we remained quiet: Sasikala

- Case (DA) was filed by DMK, I’ll handle this; You (MLAs) have to remain resolute and make sure ppl question DMK’s existence: Sasikala

- Sasikala breaks down while speaking; says "no force can separate me from AIADMK; no matter where I'll be, I'll always think about party."


Yes, it is: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on being asked if this is her official entry into politics


VK Sasikala leaves Kuvathur's Golden Bay resort

O Panneerselvam reaches Jayalalithaa's memorial at Chennai's Marina Beach

Not held against our wishes, we are here as a united family: Thaniyarasu, Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaignar Peravai at Kuvathur resort 


-More than 1000 police deployed Kuvathoor and near the resort

-After 144 was imposed Police were given direction to evacuate MLAs from Kuvathur

-MLA protested and said it was a private property and 144 wouldn't apply in the resort area

-Police evacuated party cadres from the resort

-Now the power has been cut off in Kuvathoor resort and now it is running on generator


Chennai: Supporters including transgenders felicitate O Panneerselvam at his residence after SC's DA case verdict that convicted VK Sasikala


AIADMK MP and O Panneerselvam supporter V Maitreyan to meet Governor in Raj Bhavan at 7 PM. 


Edapadi K Palanisamy is not a fit person to hold the post; he's fit for nothing: S. Semmalai, AIADMK MLA and supporter of O Panneerselvam

We went to the resort but we were prevented from entering: S. Semmalai, AIADMK MLA and supporter of O Panneerselvam


Edappadi K Palanisamy and 11 senior ministers leave Raj Bhavan after meeting Guv to stake claim to form govt

Know all about Sasikala's proxy for CM chair Palanisamy


Chennai (TN): AIADMK Legislature party leader Edapadi K Palanisamy reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.


Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to meet AIADMK Legislature party leader Edapadi K Palanisamy; Security outside Guv's residence.

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First Published : 14 Feb 2017, 05:02:00 PM